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Offering in-person appointments in the Brainerd Lakes Area

PLEASE NOTE: I am on maternity leave until September 2023. Please check back at that time. 
Calm Lake
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If you're struggling to find contentment in life,
you're in the right place.

Allison Gildner, MS, LPCC, PMH-C

 Specializing in Perinatal/Postpartum Mental Health

Offering Individual Therapy for Teens and Adults
Certified EMDR Provider


I’m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota, and I’d love to help you on your journey toward improving your mental health. Since 2015, I have provided psychotherapy for clients in the Brainerd Lakes Area. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and to achieve a sense of contentment, purpose, and fulfillment.

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Have you been thinking...

I must be crazy.

I think I'm broken.

No one understands.

Life didn't used to be this hard.

You're not alone. It can get better.

I might be the right fit for you if:

  • You have experienced a difficult, unsettling, or life-changing event; some people may call it "trauma"

  • You are grieving the loss of a loved one

  • You are pregnant or postpartum and struggling with the adjustment; you may even feel "crazy" or your partner notices that you haven't been yourself

  • You tend to feel overwhelmed, worried about the future, not good enough, or you feel that you cannot measure up to the standards of success

  • You are a Christian and you desire to meet with a therapist who shares your Biblical worldview

What is therapy like?

Therapy is a unique relationship unlike any other. It is centered around you and your needs. Therapy provides a confidential, non-judgmental setting in which you are able to dive deeper into the reasons behind your struggles, process your thoughts and emotions freely, and elevate yourself toward the goals you want to achieve. 

My approach to therapy is client-centered, meaning I allow my clients to direct the flow and direction of their sessions. I strive to provide a comforting atmosphere for all of my clients: one in which you can feel welcomed, understood, and truly cared for. I also believe that joy is an important part of therapy - don't be surprised when we laugh together!

Therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix, but in the end, making small changes can bring life-altering results. You can Learn More About Me
or the Services I provide.


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Ready to get started?

Go ahead and Request a Free Consultation. 

Calm Lake
Contact Me

307 West Washington Street, Brainerd MN 56401

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